Casimera is a 52-year-old married woman and mother of three teenage children from Bohol, Philippines. She runs a sari-sari or convenience store and has been doing this for five years now.
Casimera needs additional funds for her business. She is asking for a loan of 5,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) to buy more items to sell, such as canned goods, dry goods, snack foods and other household products. She is optimistic that this loan could help her to realise her dream of making her business successful.
In the future, Casimera wants to raise her family's standard of living and experience fullness of life.
About Community Economic Ventures, Inc.
Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), based in Bohol, was awarded the Platinum Award for Transparency in Social Performance Reporting by CGAP. Social performance monitoring is imperative in measuring a microfinance institution’s effectiveness. The fact that CEVI is participating in this process speaks volumes about the organization’s commitment to serving its clients effectively. In addition to providing credit for its clients, CEVI provides savings, insurance, and training through regular cluster group meetings.